I've learnt a lot about different cultures and have learnt to let go of my prejudices
How did you find out about UWC and why did you apply?
I found out about UWC through an advert on MXIT [a social network]. The South African national committee was looking for students to study at the colleges. The UWC movement provides countless opportunities for personal growth, service to others, unity and tolerance of people from all walks of life. For these reasons I did not hesitate to apply.
What were your first impressions upon arriving at Waterford Kahmlaba UWC?
I was excited and scared when I arrived here. I was surprised at how big the school is and wondered if I would be able to survive in this multi-cultural community.
What do you enjoy most about life at Waterford Kahmlaba UWC?
The friendships I've made with people from all over the world is one of the things I enjoy most about being here. Through these interactions I've learnt a lot about different cultures and have learnt to let go of my prejudices. Most importantly, they have become my family since I'm away from home.
What’s been the hardest or most challenging part?
Adapting to the IB programme was the most challenging part. Leaving my comfort zone where my academic success was guaranteed and moving into the unknown was a challenge that I had to overcome. With the supportive staff and my dedication to the programme, nothing is impossible!
What subjects are you taking?
My higher level subjects are Economics, Business and Management and Biology. My standard level subjects are Mathematics, French Ab initio and English A1.
What other activities are you involved in?
I'm involved in public speaking, Leadership Development forum and choir. I'm also a peer supporter.
What are your ambitions after you leave Waterford Kahmlaba UWC?
My ambition is to continue with my studies. I plan on using the skills and experience I have gained here to better my community and bring change. Waterford Kahmlaba UWC has indeed opened a lot of opportunities for me both inside and outside the classroom.